First-Time Graduate Teaching Assistant Training
Required GTA Training
Incoming GTAs who will be on campus by August 15, 2022 are required to attend the hybrid version of this training. The hybrid version uses a flipped classroom approach by providing key information in an online component that GTAs complete prior to joining the face-to-face (F2F) component. The online component typically requires two to three hours. In the F2F component, presenters and facilitators model best practices and guide GTAs to participate in engaged learning that draws on material covered in the online component. The online component of the hybrid version of the training will open on August 8, 2022 and must be completed by the time GTAs join the F2F component, which will be offered from 8 AM to 2 PM on Monday August 15, 2022 in the Lory Student Center Ballrooms.
Please only register for the fully online training if you cannot physically attend the hybrid training.
GTA Training Registration
Fully Online Training: January 9 – 15
In the ongoing effort to enhance the effectiveness of undergraduate teaching and learning at CSU, first-time GTAs are required to complete this training.
Spring registration is now closed
Registration for Fall 2023 will open shortly.
Objectives of GTA Training
- Recognize the importance of your role as a Colorado State University (CSU) Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), including responsibilities and expectations.
- Discuss current learning and teaching best practices.
- Apply to your class(es) strategies for enhancing teaching, learning, academic integrity and assessment of student performance.
- Describe ways to create an inclusive classroom experience.
- Respond to situations that you are likely to encounter in the classroom.
- Locate resources to assist you in your GTA position here at CSU.
You will receive an email containing a link to CSU’s compulsory sexual-harassment training module. Completion is required of all CSU employees as a condition of employment.
Canvas is the Learning Management System, or LMS, used by CSU and is the platform through which you will teach your courses.
The GTA training course will appear in your Canvas dashboard. Completing it will introduce you to best practices in teaching while helping you learn how to effectively use the Canvas Learning Management System.
Watch for a notification in your CSU email account informing you that the course is available.
Director of Instructional Technology
Create Your NetID
As a first-time GTA, you will need an NetID. If you have not already been assigned a NetID, visit: About NetID.
- Top To-Dos for New GTAs
- Academic Integrity Policy
- CSU Bookstore
- CSU Consensual Relationships Policy
- CSU Grievance Procedure
- CSU Health Network
- CSU Sexual Harassment Policy
- CSU Sexual Harassment Training
- CSU Library Resources and Services
- CSU Central Technology Services
- Campus REC Center
- What every GTA should know about students with disabilities
- Accessibility by Design